Lydia Beard from Essex will be running the Royal Parks Half Marathon on October 14th. This is her 5th half marathon this year, but the only one she's running to raise money for. Lydia said -
Moorfields Eye Charity is a charity close to my heart. My husband is an outpatient at Moorfields Eye Hospital and has received treatment over the last 45 years. Many of my friends, clients and other family members have had the need to visit Moorfields too.
The ground breaking treatment they offer is phenomenal and they are dedicated to providing world class care to millions of people with a wide range of eye conditions and diseases.
The money I'm raising (plus hundreds of other people who raise money for this charity) goes a long way into researching treatments, investing in state of the art equipment and educating the researchers and clinicians of tomorrow.
You don't realise how precious your sight is until you begin to experience problems!!
Please show your support and visit her JustGiving page - www.justgiving.com/lydbeard
Lydia will be running with four other runners on the day as part of #TeamMoorfields, make sure you look out for their eye catching jerseys